EPIC Obtains FBI Media Guidelines for NSLs

Media Law Prof Blog

Back in 2017, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a FOIA request to obtain the FBI's rules for using National Security Letters (NSLs) when it interacts with the press. The FBI has now released those rules. More here from

Old Rules / New Media – guidelines help bloggers and podcasters stay legal.

Gordon P. Firemark

The post Old Rules / New Media – guidelines help bloggers and podcasters stay legal. Do you have a blog, YouTube channel or podcast in which you endorse or recommend products or services? What about just talking about them? Did you know the FTC regulates this stuff?

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FCC Issues NPRM On Broadband Privacy Guidelines For ISPs

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would establish privacy guidelines for ISPs offering broadband services. The new rules would ensure that consumers understand and consent to the purchase of ISP broadband services, and that ISPs providing

The Media and the Public Interest: UK Guidelines

Media Law Prof Blog

Smith, Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law, has published Assessing the Public Interest in Cases Affecting the Media - The Prosecution Guidelines at 2013 Criminal Law Reporter 449.

European Guidelines For Cookie Use and Online Privacy

Media Law Prof Blog

Towards European Guidelines on How to Give ‘Clear and Comprehensive Information’ on the Cookies’ Use in Order to Protect the Joasia Luzak, University of Amsterdam, Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL), has published Privacy Notice for Dummies?

NTIA Multistakeholder Process Finalizes General Privacy Guidelines for Commercial Facial Recognition Use

New Media and Technology Law

Regardless, the remaining participants continued on and last week, the stakeholders concluded the process and came to a consensus on final privacy guidelines, “ Privacy Best Practice Recommendations For Commercial Facial Recognition Use.”. The guidelines generally apply to “covered entities,” or any person, including corporate affiliates, that collects, stores, or processes facial template data.

NTIA Multistakeholder Process Finalizes General Privacy Guidelines for Commercial Facial Recognition Use

New Media and Technology Law

Regardless, the remaining participants continued on and last week, the stakeholders concluded the process and came to a consensus on final privacy guidelines, “ Privacy Best Practice Recommendations For Commercial Facial Recognition Use.”. The guidelines generally apply to “covered entities,” or any person, including corporate affiliates, that collects, stores, or processes facial template data.

How will new FTC guidelines impact endorsements and product placement?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Yesterday, the agency published new guidelines that might increase liability for everyone from celebrities and. By Eriq Gardner Talent lawyers take note: the FTC is taking a more watchful eye to the ways that advertisers use endorsers to pitch products.

The FTC's Blogger Endorsement Guidelines

Media Law Prof Blog

James B. Astrachan, University of Baltimore School of Law, has published Transparency in the New Media in the volume for 2010 of The Daily Record. Here is the abstract. This short article discusses new electronic media, such as social networking

What drives current sentencing guidelines?

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

A changing tide on criminal justice policies? MSNBC

Network Parental Guideline Systems Migrate Online

Media Law Prof Blog

CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox, as well as Spanish language broadcasters Univision and Telemundo, will begin using the same content ratings systems for online content that they now use for broadcast television, starting as early as December of this year

Stepsister, Yes; Grandma, No: U.S. Sets Guidelines for Revised Travel Ban - The New York Times This mean, ignorant and just plain stupid.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Sets Guidelines for Revised Travel Ban - The New York TimesStepsister, Yes; Grandma, No: U.S.

More On the FTC's New Blogger Guidelines

Media Law Prof Blog

From Slate.com, an interesting analysis of the FTC's new guidelines, and why they seem to target bloggers while allowing mainstream media to continue business as usual. Says Slate.com's Jack Shafer, Because of a pesky thing called the First Amendment, the

Internet Advertising Bureau Releases Guidelines

Media Law Prof Blog

The (UK-based) Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released its guidelines in order to try to bring some agreed-upon ethics to web advertising, after complaints have surfaced about the type and scope of ads on the net. Google is one of

Did Perez Hilton fail to comply with § 2257 guidelines?

The Legal Satyricon

2257 guidelines. DeVoy At True/Slant, there’s speculation that noted celebrity blogger Perez Hilton may have violated Federal obscenity laws. The upshot: According to AVN.com [NSFW], the online home of Adult Video News, the adult movie industry’s trade publication, Hilton’s March 15 post, “Chuy Is an Official Porn Star!” NSFW], does not follow 18 U.S.C. The code requires websites that post [.].

Verizon Wireless Files RICO Suit against Mobile Marketers, Alleges Deception and Fraud in Evasion of MMA Guidelines Requirements for Short Code Campaigns

New Media and Technology Law

The complaint alleges that these entities failed to comply with the Mobile Marketing Association’s Consumer Best Practices Guidelines for Cross Carrier Mobile Content Services , which Verizon incorporates into its standard contract provisions. But, in addition to the implications of those allegations, this case is important because it underscores the importance of the MMA Guidelines. Electronic Direct Marketing MMA Guidelines Verizon Wireless cellco mobile marketing

Locational Tracking on iOS and Android Devices: Check the Platform’s Rules!

New Media and Technology Law

The Apple Human Interface Guidelines goes into greater detail, specifying that users must grant permission for an app to access locational information: Once collected, can locational information be shared with third parties?

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New FTC Guidelines on Endorsements and Sponsorship Disclosure - Broadcasters and New Media Companies Beware

Broadcast Law Blog

On December 1, 2009, FTC revised Guidelines went into effect updating policies dealing with the use in advertising using testimonials and endorsements , specifically affecting celebrity endorsements and sponsorship disclosure. These revised guidelines directly impact the established practices of broadcasters and new media companies. For broadcast advertising, the new guidelines make clear that endorsers can themselves be liable for misleading statements made during a product pitch.

Podcast: The FTC’s Blogger Guidelines

Media Law

This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer , we try to sort fact from fiction regarding the Federal Trade Commission's new guidelines on product endorsements and reviews by bloggers. How far do the guidelines reach, what sorts of disclaimers do they require, and how will the FTC enforce them?

FTC Requests Comments on Guidelines for Advertising Unhealthy Foods to Children

Broadcast Law Blog

These guidelines would apply not only to broadcast advertising, but also to marketing on the Internet and in many other media. While the report talks about voluntary industry guidelines, the NY Times quotes some as asking just how voluntary such guidelines really would be - asking if the government might not step in to mandate compliance if industry was unsuccessful (see the Times article here , subscription may be required).

Do TV Program Ratings Do a Good Job Telling Families Which Programs are Appropriate for Kids to Watch? Congress Wants to Know, So the FCC is Asking

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC this week launched an inquiry into whether the TV Parental Guidelines and the organization that oversees these ratings provide accurate information to viewers as to which TV programs are appropriate for children. Children's Programming and Advertising Programming Regulations Television FCC regulation of violent programming TV parental guidelines TV program ratings V Chip

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FDA Schedules Hearing on Cannabis; FTC and FDA Send Cease and Desist Letters to Sellers of CBD Products – What is the Effect on Advertising?

Broadcast Law Blog

Advertising Issues Programming Regulations Public Interest Obligations/Localism advertising medical marijuana dispensaries cannabis advertising cannabis dispensary CBD oil ads FDA advertising rules FTC advertising guidelines marijuana advertisingThe developments surrounding the regulation of cannabis products , and the impact of that regulation on the ability of broadcasters and other media companies to run ads for these products, continue on an almost daily basis.

Buckingham Palace Chauffeur Allows Reporters Access To Palace Despite Security Guidelines

Media Law Prof Blog

Various media, including the BBC and ABC News, are reporting that a chauffeur who works for Buckingham Palace, is on suspension after he allowed two journalists from the tabloid News of the World to get access to the building, and

How prison reforms are working in Texas Recently, Texas has found that relying on prison for so many different infractions has been pretty tough on its budget. The MHP panel discusses Texas and other states that are working to reform the criminal justice system.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

What drives current sentencing guidelines? MSNBC

FTC Requiring Bloggers to Reveal Perks

JetLawBlog

The FTC has issued 81 pages of guidelines meant to inspire fair and transparent product reviews online. Bloggers who choose to ignore the new guidelines could face a range of penalties from a strongly-worded letter to a $11,000 fine. Correction: the FTC cares about your blog.

What You Should Know About Social Networking and Your Job

JetLawBlog

Without a social media policy , companies could be liable under the FTC Guidelines for the various activities of their employees. I Hate My Job. Despite the efforts of Quit Facebook Day , social networking sites are wildly popular.

ESPN Demands End to Libel Lawsuit Over Sex Abuse Story

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A 2011 report about an assistant coach at Syracuse University changed the network's guidelines on reporting about criminal allegations. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Advertising Industry Publishes Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Data Collection

Broadcast Law Blog

The Advertising industry recently published self-regulation guidelines for " behavioral advertising ," i.e. advertising that is targeted to the user based upon data regarding that user’s activities across various Web sites. To summarize the new guidelines, Davis Wright Tremaine has published an Advisory, summarizing the new guidelines.

Canada's Privacy Commissioner Offers Advice For Marketers and Consumers On Complying With Anti-Spam Law

Media Law Prof Blog

The Office has issued some guidelines, available here, for those who market online. Here are some guidelines Canada's Privacy Commissioner has weighed on the subject of the new Canadian anti-spam statute, CASL which came into effect on July 1, 2014.

FTC Proposes New Rules for Websites Directed to Children

Broadcast Law Blog

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California and the New TV Technology

Media Law Prof Blog

Here's reporting from the NY Times on manufacturers' attempts to comply with California's energy guidelines for HD televisions

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Interesting Letter about USC-Annenberg Innovation Lab Brand Sponsored Piracy Study to Internet Advertising Bureau from Reps. Goodlatte and Schiff and Senators Hatch and Whitehouse

Music Technology Policy

Representatives Goodlatte and Schiff and Senators Hatch and Whitehouse sent this letter to Mr. Randall Rothenberg of the Internet Advertising Bureau that had this choice passage: We were pleased that your November 1, 2011 letter highlighted the IAB’s Network and Exchanges Quality Assurance Guidelines (Quality Assurance Guidelines), which “strictly prohibit” the sale of ad inventory on sites with “content in violation of U.S.

Alert for Reality TV producers. Filming or photographing celebrities’ kids will soon be a crime.

Gordon P. Firemark

Guidelines for reality tv and newsgathering folks. Better give your camera crews some clear guidelines, and the phone number of a criminal defense attorney who's ready to fight on this issue. (if Should celebrities' kids be off-limits for photographers and video crews? California's new law. A California law set to go into effect next January makes it a criminal offense to take photographs or videographic images of a star's child under some circumstances.

Bloggers, Take Note--You're Businesspeople

Media Law Prof Blog

So after the FTC laid out its guidelines to bloggers, the City of Philadelphia weighs in with its blogging tax. The municipality wants $300 per blogger, on the theory that blogging is a business

Justice Must Not Only Be Done.

Media Law Prof Blog

Leonie Van Lent, Utrecht University School of Law, has published Procedural Justice Seen to Be Done: The Judiciary''s Press Guidelines in the Light of Publicity and Procedural Justice at 10 Utrecht Law Review 131 (2014). Here is the abstract.

9 Tips to keep your podcast legal

Gordon P. Firemark

Here are a few guidelines to help keep you on the straight and narrow. This article first appeared as a guest post on [link] , as part of a series called “31 days to a better podcast.” ” 9 Tips to keep your podcast legal.

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Hollywood Docket Top 5: Hollywood Stock Exchange rules; 'Jersey Shore' injunction whacked; Ving Rhames' paycheck

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

There will be rules and guidelines for HSX to prevent "insider trading," particularly for. Entertainment law news you need to care about this morning: The Hollywood Stock Exchange is tentatively set to launch as a real-money commodity exchange in April.

A New Website for the Electronic Discovery Reference Model

Media Law

and Tom Gelbmann to address the lack of standards and guidelines in the e-discovery field. Last August, Duke Law School acquired the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, a project originally created by e-discovery George J. Socha Jr. At the time, Duke said that the acquisition would advance the missions of both organizations, giving EDRM a home […]. The post A New Website for the Electronic Discovery Reference Model appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

Wolters Kluwer Brings Machine Learning to Legal Invoice Analysis

Media Law

Corporate legal departments and insurance claims organizations that receive large numbers of outside-counsel invoices now have a new tool available to them to help review invoices and ensure that they accurately and consistently adhere to billing guidelines.

Federal Trade Commission Revises Rules on Endorsements

Media Law Prof Blog

The Federal Trade Commission is issuing new guidelines regarding endorsements and reviews by bloggers on their posts. Bloggers must disclose payments or gifts. Check out the text of the Federal Register notice here

Canada's New Wireless Draft Communications Code Open For Comment

Media Law Prof Blog

Canada's Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has published a draft code for wireless communications that covers consumer contracts, including early termination fees, and is now asking Canadians for their comments on these guidelines.

YouTube Censored @SharylAttkisson: Health Care “Cadillac Tax” Postponed

Music Technology Policy

Attkisson’s Full Measure YouTube channel for “…violating our Community Guidelines”, then mysteriously put it back up without explanation. And you know that YouTube is right on top of those Community Guideline’s right?

The Roles of a Film Production Attorney

Film and Television Law Blog

Hence, there is a need to involve an attorney to help you write the contract document and check to ensure that it is in line with the stipulated guidelines. . Hiring a film production attorney is of high essence if you want to have a smooth film production process.